May 30, 2007

Ecke Partners With Armstrong

While Armstrong Garden Centers has had a vibrant destination garden center at the base of The Flower Fields owned by Paul Ecke Ranch for many years, the two companies are taking the partnership to new heights by turning Ecke’s finished poinsettia production over to Armstrong Growers. “Over the years, with the guidance of Ecke’s experts, we’ve perfected our ability to grow the Ecke-style poinsettia, and we’re pleased to carry on the Ecke quality and tradition,” said James Russell, Armstrong Growers’ Vice President. The relationship with Armstrong and its 36 garden centers will continue to be a great avenue for Ecke to stay in touch with retailers and consumers. For more on Armstrong, visit and With the finished poinsettia production leaving Ecke Ranch’s Encinitas, Calif., facility, the company will be able to expand its operations as a plant innovator and cuttings provider. Ecke’s recent acquisition of Oglevee® reflects the strategy […]

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March 21, 2007

Top 100 Turns 20

Our May issue will mark the 20th time we publish the Top 100 Growers ranking of the largest greenhouse floriculture producers in the United States. Just think of how our industry has changed in 20 years. If your operation has at least 600,000 square feet (13.8 acres) of environmentally controlled greenhouse production, you may qualify for this year’s ranking. For access to this year’s survey, visit our home page at

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